African Eggplant
Solanum aethiopicum 'Jaxatu Soxna'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: aethiopicum (ee-thee-OH-pik-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Jaxatu Soxna

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 25, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bitter flavor african eggplant used as vegetable fruit
and leaf spinach. Upright plant habit.Fruits are 40 to 50 g weight, 5 to 6 cm diameter, flattened and ribbed. Fruit color is light green to whitish. (60 day)